5 Breakfast Foods For All Day Energy
Ever wake up feeling groggy, with less energy than when you went to sleep the night before? First, give these exercises a try from a previous post of ours. After that (or if you completely skipped the exercise), you gotta eat. We already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what foods give you a healthy energy boost? Here are 5 breakfast foods for all day energy for the week.
1. Whole Wheat Pancakes
Yes, you read that right, pancakes, just not your everyday refined carbs variety. Making pancakes with whole wheat flour and cage-free eggs (higher in Omega-3) take a no nutrition calorie bomb to a health friendly energy cake. Just make sure to take it easy on the butter, and substitute honey or real maple syrup instead of the artificial syrupy stuff.
2. Power Egg Sandwich
Eggs are amazing because they’re chock full of vitamins+protein, versatile, and easy to prepare. Cook ’em up however you like, put it on some whole wheat toast or bagel along with your favorite greens/veggies and you have an on-the-go energy boost in your hand.
3. Nut Rich Yogurt Parfait
Yogurt, so long as it isn’t the kind loaded with dyes, artificial flavors, and added sugars, can be a great way to start your day. Make a parfait with protein-packed plain greek yogurt and mix in some honey for sweetness. Add your favorite nuts and seeds (we’re a fan of almonds and flax seeds), and some berries.
4. Peanut Butter & Jelly
Yes, much like pancakes, PB&J can actually be part of a healthy diet. Get the natural peanut butter (the kind you have to stir), the best ones for you should only contain two ingredients: peanuts and salt. As for the jelly, go for the kind that’s made with actual fruit (as opposed to fruit juice and high fructose corn syrup). Skip the plain white sliced bread too, and go for something a little more robust, like a multi-grain loaf.
5. Antioxidant Fruit Smoothie
If you love fruit in the morning, or just need something you can make quickly to take with you, the best and easiest thing to do is a smoothie. Pop in ice and a couple of your favorite fruits into a blender, or one of those convenient hybrid cup blenders; we like to use banana as a base for it’s creamy texture, along with some strawberries and if we’re feeling fancy, some pineapple. You can add extras like chia seeds, or make it green with some spinach and/or kale. A plus: it’s vegan (and gluten-free!).
Have any other suggestions for breakfasts foods for all day energy? Add them in the comments below. In the meantime, enjoy some of these energy-packing treats.